the design genius of charles and ray eames the design genius of charles and ray eames
jul 13, 2009

the design genius of charles and ray eames

the eames house, pacific palisades, california image © designboom

the legendary design team charles and ray eames made films, houses and classic midcentury modern furniture. eames demetrios, their grandson, recently showed rarely seen films and archival footage in a lively, loving tribute to their creative process.

eames spends his time ensuring that the eames designs are done right communicating and preserving the eames work. the design process itself is a passion of his and he has given many lectures around the world including TED talks which focus on bringing together people from technology, entertainment and design.

on our recent trip to LA designboom had the chance to visit the famous pacific palisades residence of charles and ray eames.

the eames house, pacific palisades, california image © designboom

the eames house, pacific palisades, california image © designboom

eames demetrios (grandson of charles and ray eames) and wife shelley at his grandparents pacific palisades house image © designboom

eames demetrios is chairman of the eames foundation that focuses on the preservation of the eames house. aside from that he is also a filmmaker producing mostly shorts and documentaries.

the eames house, pacific palisades, california image © designboom eames lounge chair

  • still going on about those dated west coasters?

    ramon says:
  • damn ramon, is nothing sacred?

    db says:

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